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First ricin-laced letter sent to judge

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TUPELO, Miss. (FOX13) -

It appears that the first ricin-laced letter allegedly sent by Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., was delivered to the Lee County Justice Center in Tupelo and to Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

"Well, apparently Thursday the 10th of April mother was routinely opening her mail at the justice center and this death threat with ricin in it," said State Rep. Steve Holland (D-Planterville). "She turned it over to law enforcement officers and the FBI is involved a week later."
Judge Holland is the mother of Rep. Holland. She has been sequestered by the FBI as of Thursday morning.

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"She was going into the office to hold court as she does every Thursday, and when she got there the FBI pretty much sequestered her and put her under a gag order at this point until they get to the bottom of this thing," Rep. Holland said. "We understand that as a family, we want mom protected. That's important to us."

The Mississippi State representative said the attacks on President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger wicker of Mississippi are sickening but when it comes to the poison-laced letter he has no words for it.

"This is a derangement of extraordinary proportions to send something like this, a death threat to start with, a poisonous substance like ricin is unfathomable really," he said. "Especially to one of the sweetest 80-year-old women who,

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